Gaurav Mishra has started an initiative to work on a collaborative report on the state of the Indian Blogosphere. As a part of the group effort, Gautam Ghosh has compiled a list of Business Blogs in India:
In the CEO bloggers listed there are primarily dotcom and IT CEOs Mohan Babu(Infosys), Rajeev Karwal (Milagrow), Ajit Balakrishnan (Rediff.com), Sanjeev Bikhchandani (Naukri.com), Basab Pradhan (Gridstone), Vineet Nayar (HCL), Hrush(Cleartrip), Jay Pullur (Pramati), B.G. Mahesh (OneIndia.in) – Rajeev Karwal is the exception
Then there are other business related bloggers who focus on Venture Capital, Innovation or are CEOs too – either in India or in Silicon ValleyAnand Rajaraman,Shripriya Mahesh, Sramana Mitra, Rajesh Setty, Rohit Bhargava, Rakesh, Avinash Kaushik, Rashmi Sinha,Shuman, Rahul Sood, Raghav Gupta, Rajesh Jain,Dharmesh Shah, Michael, Munjal Shah, Om Malik, Shantanu, Shalin Jain, Atanu Dey,Nilkanth, Ruban Phukan, Ramit Sethi, Kris Nair, Manish Jain
In other categories like functional area like Marketing, Social Media, Advertising, the following bloggers are active.
T T Ram Mohan, Ajay Shah, Ranjan, Deepak Shenoy, Aji, Mayank, Ray Titus, Rohit,Prem Sagar, Kaushik, Rajesh Soni, DeadPresidents, Nooresh, Arun, Bullish Indian,Arun, Colton, Ganesh, Shailendra, Prem Rao, Abhishek, Prasad, Manisha, Ravi,Sampad, Sunil, Siva Rajendran, Arun, Venkatakrishna Nalamothu,
Not only is this a good listing of business blogs, but it also shows how mainstream blogging is becoming. More and more companies and individuals are starting blogs, showcasing ideas and sharing thoughts. And, it is just not the young crowd which is into blogging, but as per this post by Business Logs, many of the blogs are written by people over 30 years of age. And, in my experience, blogging helps in a large number of ways:
- It is a great self-expression tool and helps you to learn to present your thoughts.
- It is a personal development tool and helps you learn to gather and organize thoughts. Being active in the blogosphere exposes one to a plethora of viewpoints and ideas. It helps you broaden your thinking.
- Blogs are a great platform to start “talking” to a larger community. Your ideas do not need to be confined to your best friends!
- Blogs help you showcase your subject matter expertise and hunt down career opportunities of your choice. You never know, you might be waiting to be “discovered”.
- A blog is your individual “address” on the web map. It is a place where people can go and know you better.
- Finally, blogs help you store your “mind-stream”. Your thoughts no longer need to be ephemeral!
Do you plan to start blogging soon? What are some of the other benefits of blogging?